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news in san francisco. a huge water break after a car slammed into a fire hydrant about an hour ago. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is by folsom and 2nd and joins us live in the city with more. i guess they got it capped, but it was really something about a half hour ago or so, right? >> reporter: that's exactly right, frank. the new concern now is actually structural safety. i want to show you, they blocked off the roads in this area. that is essex off of folsom here and they say they're going to block all four lanes right there because they want to sort of assess the damage of what happened. but we want to show you some video that we shot earlier. you can get a look at that gushing water at least 40 feet high is what we're told. and about 1,000 -- tens of thousands of gallons of water that had come out of that break. now, from what we could see, that car knocked the hydrant completely out. we heard reports this started just before 4 a.m. this morning. san francisco police told us officers were trying to pull over this car at 4th and howard for a minor traffic vial violation. the dri
in san francisco, cate caugiran, cbs 5. >>> a south bay family is devastated by a weekend fire. three members of the family were killed in the fire inside a two-story townhouse on bridgeport court on the west side of san jose. a couple and their 4-year-old granddaughter were trapped on the upper floor. firefighters arrived in minutes but the entire building was already engulfed in flames. >> this fire somehow got a really billing head start on us. it burned hot and it burned very fast. it consumed most of the apartment even within a three minute response time for us. >> two victims had lived in the complex for about 20 years. their granddaughter also died. another family member was reported to be in intensive care. two other people suffered smoke inhalation including a san jose police officer who tried to help the victims. >>> 4:32 now. secretary of state hillary clinton is under observation at a new york hospital this morning because of a blood clot. her doctors discovered the clot yesterday in a follow-up exam following a concussion she had suffered earlier this month. her spokesman
that can be soon. reporting live in san francisco, cate caugiran, cbs 5. >>> an on-ramp to the bay bridge is closed not making many morning commuters happy. >> no. not at all. if you are trying to access the lower deck of the bay bridge it's blocked off because of the accident. use 1st instead. the good news it's the noncommute direction so hopefully traffic won't be too busy on the lower deck of the bay bridge at the skyway. we are taking a live look at the area there off the freeway. traffic extra volume on that westbound side coming off the upper deck of the bay bridge. no metering lights though as you work your way towards the toll plaza. elsewhere, if you are trying to take bart or ace, everything is right on time. caltrain, ferries looking good. muni no major delays yet so because of that accident, the outbound treasure island bus may be affected. probably they will reroute the first as well because of the essex street ramp being blocked. westbound 580 at airway looks like an accident stuck in lanes with a bit of a backup slow out. altamont pass better once you hit 680. east 580 nor
. live in san francisco, cate caugiran, cbs 5. >>> three members and one family died in a weekend fire in east san jose. a couple and their 4-year-old granddaughter were trapped on the upper floor. firefighters arrived in just minutes but the entire building was already engulfed in flames. >> this fire somehow got a really big head start on us. it burned hot and it burned very fast. it consumed most of the apartment even within a three minute response time for us. >> the two victims had lived in the complex for about 20 years. their granddaughter also died. and another family member was reported to be in intensive care. two other people suffered smoke inhalation including a san jose police officer who tried to help those victims. >>> a new health problem for secretary of state hillary clinton. she is in a hospital in new york this morning with a blood clot. her doctors discovered the clot yesterday in a follow-up exam following a concussion she suffered earlier this month. her spokesman says the clot is related to the concussion. but he is not saying where the clot is located. she is b
caugiran is in san francisco where the district is providing school counselors for kids there today. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. obviously this is a difficult time for everyone not just there on the east coast but here in the bay area, as well. parents and teachers are reaching out for what to say to their students and to their children. san francisco's unified school district posted this message on its website. district leaders offered their thoughts and sympathies and said we are all grieving today. the district says grief counselors will be available for students and educators to help them cope with last friday's shooting. the horrifying images and senseless violence from the newtown shootingville packed everyone across the country. district leaders say they want to be cognizant of the emotional needs of students but they also want students to know they are safe. >> this is a random -- an isolated event and it's -- it could happen to anyone anywhere, though it most likely will not. >> reporter: dr. berry says younger children will have a harder time understanding and it's
in spots, too, down to 39 degrees right now in santa rosa. 45 in san jose. 49 in san francisco and 42 degrees in concord. here's the storm sweeping through yesterday. what a storm it was. some of the gusts there 50 and 60 miles per hour. not to mention all that rain. but now high pressure building in behind the system means we are going to dry things out at least for a day. passing clouds overhead and a mix of sun and clouds of sunshine. the temperatures not too bad. mid-60s into san jose, 46 in livermore, 46 in san francisco and about 63 degrees in santa rosa. there's another storm bearing down on the bay area. if you want to check it out, go to our website at cbssf.com/weather. you can check out our high-def doppler radar. you can see the rain falling in your neighborhood and we have more of that come our way, gianna. >> i'm not looking forward to that, lawrence. all right. let's head over to the bay bridge toll plaza where you can see traffic is starting to get busy this morning. no metering lights just yet but traffic is slow as you work your way towards the pay gates ther in the
in the hospital for the next couple of days. >>> on the scene of developing news in san francisco this morning, cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is in the excelsior district where a suspicious fire is under investigation. >>> reporter: firefighters are calling it suspicious because of how quickly the flames spread. you can see now crews are still here. we heard reports that residents did admit to having an illegal marijuana grow operation but an arson team will be investigating the cause of this fire. two people were taken to the hospital for nonlife- threatening injuries. three residents are now homeless as a result of this fire. it started around 1:00 this morning at a home near athens and peru avenue. it quickly escalated and firefighters say they had to work fast to keep it from spreading. >> when we got here, the entire house was on fire. we were able to contain that and control it but the gas line also ruptured on us at the shutoff. so we were unable to shut it off. we had to call pg&e who brought in heavy equipment. >> reporter: pg&e crews are out here because of the gas rupture that the fi
in serious condition. >>> san francisco police are trying to figure out who shot and killed a man in his 20s last night. officers found the man just before 8:00 near grove and buchanan streets. the man had been shot in the stomach and the leg. he died at the hospital an hour later. >>> the new storm hitting the bay area this morning has some people preparing for more possible flooding. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec is in larkspur, one of the spots where 101 can see a lot of water build up. anne. >> reporter: i'm here at lucky drive near larkspur right off of highway 101. now, normally when it rains, we see a lot of flooding in the road here behind me. we don't see much right now. so that's the good news. the rain is coming down but is not coming down very hard. in fact, i'm hoping one of the vehicles here is going to drive through so you can see the big splash. but it's only the right-most lane that has the water pooling in it right now. there we go! we knew we would get a splash here on live television. want to show you the video we shot about an hou
at a restaurant. they were just starting their 5 day trip. >>> san francisco crabbers are even crabbier after an oregon fishing boat crossed their picket line. the locals are on strike. fish brokers want to lower the price of crab from 3 bucks a pound to as low as 1.80 but the crab boat association says no deal. things got a little heated when a boat came in from oregon with a catch. >> i'm just trying to move a little product to try to keep the wheels turning and keep everything going. >> the strike on this boat. >> nobody's making money tight up. >> negotiations are still going on. for now local fish markets and grocery stores are running out of crab. >>> 5:07, supreme court watchers are awaiting a decision concerning gay marriage, and anne makovec in san francisco with what could come from the high court later today. ann, good morning. >> good morning, if the supreme court decides not to take on the prop 8 issue, same sex marriages could resume here at city hall as soon as the 9th u.s. circuit court of appeals it. they made the ruling that prop 8 was unconstitution unconstitutional. they w
5 reporter cate caugiran is in san francisco where power in the subway is back on at this hour. good morning. >> reporter: that's good news for morning commuters. again there's basically sorted out a bit of the mess. all muni lines are back on track. muni told us that this was caused by a power outage they had last night. the electrical problem happened as commuters were headed home. there was a blown transformer on van ness. >> it was damaged from water. >> computers were down in the subway. we waited and they never tell you how long it's going to be. >> reporter: the whole restoration is ahead of schedule. originally the n and j lines were supposed to be delayed this morning but when we spoke to a muni spokesman on the phone they say crews restored power about 1:30 this morning and find the electrical short in order to get all lines back and running before the big commute. now, they also had a lot more on their hands last night at church and market. muni dealt with another major problem. a woman in a wheelchair was hit by the f market line and taken to the hospital with life- threa
called budget appliances. >>> a man is in critical condition after he was shot in san francisco's mission district. witnesses say the gunman was talking to the victim near natoma and 14th about 8:00 last night. he opened fire hitting the victim four times. suspect took off. san francisco's gang task force is now investigating. >>> she killed her friend in a jealous rage over a man, now giselle esteban will spend 25 years to life behind bars. calling her a cold-blooded killer, a judge handed down the sentence yesterday. esteban cast convicted of killing 26-year-old michelle le a nursing student last year. esteban said nothing and showed no emotion. >> maybe she will never feel remorse. if she did it would show somewhat of a human being. >>> the man accused of kidnapping and killing 15-year- old sierra lamar will face new charges tomorrow in connection with three other kidnappings. santa clara county's district attorney filed the charges against antolin garcia-torres. in addition to the charges he faces in the lamar case. she disappeared in march. her body has never been found but her dna w
away. >>> san francisco police are trying to figure out who shot and killed a man in his 20s last night. officers found the man just before 8:00 near grove and buchanan streets. the man had been shot in the stomach and leg. he died at the hospital an hour later. >>> we just saw cate in berkeley. the dry spell is over. a lot of rain is coming in now. >> let's get the latest from cbs 5 meteorologist lawrence karnow. >> for a lot of folks it gets the blood pressure going again. this doesn't look as bad. still the rain in spots. it's dumping in some areas right now. you see on our high-def doppler radar, look at all the yellow off the coastline. that's going to be pushing onshore a little later on. this is not going to be as strong as that last series of storms. a closer look you can see that band of moisture through richmond, berkeley and concord. so good downpours there. but it is going to break up as we head into the afternoon. and we're not expecting to see any flooding from the storm system. here it comes right now. it's moving on through. that batch of moisture just off the coastline
bet. >> i would imagine. >>> san francisco police sergeant is parked at a desk at least for now after boasting about a dangerous off duty joyride. [ engine revs ] >> here it is on a facebook post. sergeant "carl t" bragged that he and his friends were drunk as they blasted through the broadway tunnel in the city at 100 miles an hour in a lamborghini. the sergeant later said he was just kidding, it was a joke but he has been assigned to administrative duty while internal affairs sorts it out a little bit. the chief promises swift and severe discipline if it all turns out to be true. and that sergeant is just months away from retiring, as well. >>> if you are using bart to do a little holiday shopping, thieves are targeting you. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran explains the extra tool bart is adding to keep you safe if you are riding bart. >> reporter: bart is stepping up security as part of a safety campaign to make sure that holiday shoppers are aware and safe this holiday season. now, to let you know that bart police say crimes are on the rise around both oakland and san francisco statio
'm michelle griego. time now is 6:00. >>> we're following some breaking news right now out of san francisco's ocean view district. >> crews on the scene of a big fire burning near a historic firehouse. we're hearing reports of more fire companies being called out to respond. the fire is burning in an apartment complex on 119 broad street. 10 people have been evacuated. it's burning next door to engine company 33, according to a website, the victorian style building dates back to 1896. we have a crew on the way. we'll get you the latest as soon as we hear it. >>> a loud boom on the peninsula after a bomb squad dead nature volatile materials. authorities found 30-year-old chemicals inside a san mateo house yesterday. the acid and ether were both too dangerous to move so they detonated the chemicals on the front lawn. no one was hurt. but the house suffered major damage. >> it was significant. it damaged the windows in front of her home. >> officers evacuated the block at least 500 households were notified of the controlled detonation. >> investigators in cupertino were trying to figure out wh
of problems. we have a broken power pole in san francisco sunset district leaving 8500 people without electricity yesterday. it was one of multiple incidents where trees or power polls brought down power lines. the latest outages show a 650 homes in the north bay without power and around 600 in the south bay as well as others. >>> rain opened up a large pothole on westbound 4 in pittsburg blamed for flattening the tires of two dozen cars yesterday. that's no fun. crews shut down the lane while they made those emergency repairs. it's now open again. >>> this is just a good reminder. we're no match for nature. >> no. >> no match. >> powerful. hopefully done for a while. i guess we have a little bit of rain this week, right, lawrence? >> a little more rain but it is true, you know, you try to prepare for everything but really i mean, in the end, there's only so much you can do. i went around my yard and picked up all the shingles from my roof. >> looking forward to climbing on the roof to check mine. a lot of folks are cleaning up. there is more rain on the way. one more river is expect
right now. one of the heavier cells along the peninsula towards san francisco, daly city south san francisco along the 280 and 380. watch out for that. brief downpours there. that's the way it will play throughout the better part of the morning and things will settle down. but behind that we have this cold pocket of air that's going to slide in across the bay area this will keep these temperatures way down around the bay area. in fact, this afternoon, maybe low to mid-40s outside and you will notice the blue across the tops of the mountains. flows temperatures for highs only in the 40s for today. we'll have more on your weather coming up plus more storms lining up as well. right now let's check the roads with elizabeth. >> thank you, lawrence. outside now here's a live look at conditions over at the bay bridge toll plaza. and so far things look great. so as lawrence mentioned a little slick out there and on the roads so just a heads up if you are about to head off to work or school or wherever you're going to later on this morning. right now, though, looks great heading towards the
buys 500 or more rounds of ammunition at the same time. >>> a hit-and-run crash in san francisco left a woman with serious injuries this morning. it happened last night at about 9:00 on christmas tree point in the twin peaks area. police say that there were four people walking on the road when they were hit. three fell about 30 feet down a hillside. paramedics used back boards and ropes to carry out a rescue. appear police found a car -- and police found a car with fender damage a short distance away. one of the people inside was hurt in the crash. the driver was detained by police, and now investigators are trying to determine if the driver of the car was impaired. >>> we'll get new details today on how work is coming to repair that giant sinkhole in lafayette. the mayor is expected to give a status report later today. the sinkhole opened up on mountain view drive after a heavy rainstorm earlier this morning. the city manager says most of the repairs to utility lines and the roadway are now done. the road should be opened during the holidays but crews will come back after the holiday
into the 30s and 40s clearer out over the bay right now. 39 degrees in concord, 47 in san francisco. 45 in san jose. some fog and 38 chilly degrees in santa rosa. this afternoon increasing clouds temperatures in the 50s and 60s. rain in the north bay and everybody could see rain overnight tonight. had. >> thank you, lawrence. we continue to follow our breaking traffic news out of daly city. live look overhead from chopper 5. earlier they were zooming in on the car that ran off the road. it is dark but a stretch of highway 35 right there by john daly boulevard where one lane of southbound 35 is closed. northbound traffic is open. i just saw a car zoom by but again this is a nasty accident. a lot of police on scene crews are working hard and a cable to get car out of the ditch. one person is in the hospital with serious injuries. let's go to our maps. we have been watching a couple of different accidents this morning. that's just one. this accident was cleared to the right shoulder. it is pretty busy in that spot but otherwise once you get past 580 at grant line, speeds improve in livermore and
. they usually occur several times a year. >> it will be a desk job for san francisco police sergeant "carl t" while internal affairs investigates him. that is sergeant t. he is now under scrutiny over a video that was on his facebook page. in the post he bragged that he and some friends were drunk as they blasted through the broadway tunnel at 100 miles per hour in a rented lamborghini. since then he said he was kidding about the speed and drinking. >>> if you are using bart for holiday shopping thieves are targeting you. police say crimes increase around the stations in oakland and san francisco during the holiday season. last night bart oakland police private and volunteer security guards escorted passengers to their cars. bart will also increase security through the end of the month. >> i was ambushed by two men. they pointed a gun at me, asked -- took my stuff and pistol- whipped me in t face. >> most common is cell phone theft. police say riders should pay attention to their surroundings. >>> layoffs and red tape are causing oakland police to make fewer traffic stops down by 75% from a
on the shore. it is peaking now. >>> a san francisco police sergeant is parked at a desk for now after boasting about a dangerous off duty joyride. [ engine revs ] >> in a facebook post, sergeant carl t bragged that he and his friends were drunk as they blasted through the broadway tunnel at 100 miles an hour in a lamborghini. the sergeant later said he was kidding. but he has been assigned to administrative duty while internal affairs sorts it out. the chief promises swift and severe discipline if it all turns out to be true. >>> if you are using bart to do a little holiday shopping, be aware thieves are targeting you. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is at the westfield shopping center in san francisco this morning and cate, we know bart knows about the problems. are they doing anything? that's the question. >> reporter: yes, they are, frank. they actually are launching a safety campaign just to make sure you are better protected during this holiday season. and that's because bart says that crimes are on the rise at the oakland and san francisco stations during this holiday season. last night bar
on how the tab will be split. >>> and big layoffs looming for city college of san francisco unless administrators can shore up finances. trustees are looking to slash 34 full time and 22 to 30 part time positions starting next month. community college needs 3,000 more students to register for the spring semester just to meet its budget. >>> people are already lining up in san jose for a massive toy and book giveaway. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran joins us live from the sacred heart community service. thousands of kids are expected to get a gift this morning? >> reporter: that's right. 5600 kids to be exact thanks to the sacred heart community service. i'm joined by [ indiscernible ] , did i get that right? >> right. >> here from the development organization. what's going on today? >> this is a completion of our overall holiday program. we gave out over 3200 food boxes that closed yesterday and this morning, we are starting to give out toys at 10 a.m. to 5,690 children. that's about 2200 families. you can see some of them already waiting for their appointments since last night. we
towards san francisco wrapping up by 5:30. an accident in napa silverado trail add hardman. reports of a vehicle that hit the guardrail. chp heading out to the scene. injuries are reported. roadwork on the dumbarton bridge on the westbound side looks like that should be wrapping up within the next few minutes. cleared eastbound. no delays in the south bay. good northbound 101 through san jose, 280 guadalupe parkway no delays just yet. that's traffic. back to you. >> thank you. >>> recent rains are showing just how vulnerable our roadways can be. a new sinkhole is starting to form in the east bay. cbs 5 reporter elissa harrington reports. >> reporter: what maintenance crews are worried about is this stretch of road along marsh creek flowed clayton. this is video from the scene. they have closed that part of the road. the contra costa county public works department says the road is compromised because of rain. they say a culvert failed. it's closed between deer valley and pine lane. only local traffic gets through. they don't know when the road can reopen because they need to identify
be promising for holiday travelers. yesterday it was a mess at san francisco international airport as that crazy weather canceled canceleddens of flights and delayed others. things weren't much better in san jose, which actually experienced few significant problems yesterday. >>> in other news, an afghan police woman is in custody accused of killing a police officer from the united states. officials in afghanistan say the police woman shot the advisor with a pistol as emerge from a small shop near headquarters there. the suspect was arrested shortly afterwards. the advisor's identity has not been released. the latest in a rash of attacks by police officers against their foreign al lies. >>> business news, stock futures are down as very light trading with markets set to close early for christmas eve. u.s. trading will close today 10:00 a.m. pacific time and will stay closed tomorrow for christmas. a number of markets overseas including germany and italy are closed all day today. >>> 5:06. if you haven't finished your shopping, you can do it with clear skies. >> i just finished my sh
5 studios in san francisco, good morning. i'm brian hackney with this local news brief at 7:26. >>> volunteers are getting ready for a big holiday toy and book giveaway in san jose and there is cate caugiran. she joins us live with more. good morning, cate. >> reporter: good morning, brian. i want to show you some of these parents have been in line here since 5:00 last night all for that toy drive. sacred heart community service has collected a total of 17,000 toys. the toys will be given out to more than 5600 kids in the bay area. part of the christmas toy box distribution to help low income parents bring smiles to their children christmas morning. and we want to make note this all kicks off at 10:00 this morning and you can still donate. they need toys for teens and books for all ages. brian, back to you. >> thank you. >>> we'll have traffic and weather coming up. >>> good morning. we have been watching a couple of problems on bay area roads including one southbound 101 past the alum rock exit just cleared to the right-hand shoulder.
and businesses in the dark, 100 each in the north and south bank. there are 50 in the dark in san francisco. you can track the storm at any time with live high def doppler radar on our website. powerful mid western storm is weakening as it moves out of the region but not before dumping more than a foot of snow. a man was killed in indiana after icy roads caused his semi trailer to spin out of control. winds not snow was wreaking havoc on air travel with gusts above 50 delaying 10,000 flights and canceling more than 700 just yesterday. the storm is moving through the area now and is causing delays at sfo. arriving flights are delayed an average of an hour. no delays at san jose and oakland at this hour. >>> running in newtown connecticut to raise money for the sandy hook condolence fund. letters have been coming in. there are thousands everyday from all over the world. the post master says it's hard not to cry as they sort the mail. >>> more reaction after the national rifle association spoke publicly for the first time about the school shooting. many want new legislation. as danielle nottingham
this morning in san francisco. the mother tried to get help at a family shelter in the bayview overnight. but she was refused. the mother then handed the baby to a man who flagged down the police. the mother and child are now in the hospital. >>> four women, one man, all arrested for the murder of a man found bound and gagged on a san francisco street over the weekend. police say the suspects and two victims had some sort of relationship but they are not disclosing any of the details. >>> got your traffic and weather and the rainy weather forecast coming up right after the break. >>> good morning. it's a winter wonderland up in the sierra, chain requirements are in effect on 80, 50 and 88 this morning. closer to home we have rain and high tides. northbound 101 at highway 1 off- ramp is going to be shut down in morning from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. that's traffic. for your forecast, here's lawrence. >> scattered showers around the bay area a chance we could see a couple of snowflakes across some of our higher peaks. looking toward the san jose area, still so
, california, north of san francisco. carter, good morning. >> reporter: some of the vineyards here in wine country were under water yesterday. but they're already drying out, leaving little, if any, damage to the grapevines behind me. but there was big concern because the predictions for this were nd much of northern lastornia were dire. s the last wave of the massive california storm moved east, colder temperatures near lake tahoe turned heavy rain into snow, saving the mountain town snow s of truckee from the predicted flooding. flooding. e he.ing. we were ready for worst case scenario. > reporter: they prepared for resworst as did residents ofoss northern california. nd with good reason days of andng wind and torrential rain uprooted trees, knocked out >> power and caused floods. atlost everything. >> reporter: residents at this mobile ramentohome park near sacramento wee start their week cleaning up from floodwater that forced es onto leave their homes on sunday. trailerst went from trailer to trailer to make sure everybody was out. >> reporter: in wine country, rivers raged. ragehe fl
to be moving through the bay area. right now, the wipers are going over the city of san francisco. we have cloudy skies and showers there. the heaviest rainfall though starting to slide further to the south in toward the san jose area in along the peninsula. you're seeing moderate to heavy amounts of rainfall through milpitas, mountain view, fremont and san jose. looks like things taper off by the afternoon and looks like more widely scattered showers, 50s on the 60s. dry weather returns tomorrow. ,,,,,,,, . >>> good morning >>> good morning everyone. it is 8:00 a.m. welcome back to "cbs this morning." it is the picture of controversy. a deadly subway incident is captured with one click. this morning, the photographer explains why he didn't put the camera down to help. >>> millions of americans like to play in citiville and farmville, the ceo of zynga will tell us why his online business hasn't been all fun and games. first here is a look at today's "eye opener." >> unfortunately the speaker's proposal right now is still out of balance. >> the white house and congress remain far from any d
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